This month’s Recipe Redux challenge really got me excited. Because I’m often trying to create my own, new recipes for the blog, I rarely have time to try out other blogger’s recipes. But this month, that’s exactly what the challenge was! See below for June’s Recipe Redux Challenge:
June Theme: Celebrate a ReDuxer!
For ReDux’s birthday month, let’s celebrate each other! Pick a fellow ReDuxer, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs. In your post, give your readers a little intro to this blogger, what you like about this blogger/their blog and either link to their recipe you made or share your brand new “inspired” creation.
To be honest, I haven’t checked out too many of my fellow Recipe Reduxer’s blogs yet, so I really enjoyed spending some time perusing through all the different, creative blogger’s websites. There was one blog in particular, though, that stood out to me and that was Debbie’s blog: Dietitian Debbie Dishes.
Debbie’s photography was the first thing I noticed. She has such wonderful prop work, all her food is so brightly colored and all her photos contain mouthwatering details. I also noticed that all of her recipes are vegetarian and quite a large handful are vegan, which is right up my alley!
Since I often lean towards sweet meals, I decided to browse her dessert and breakfast recipes. The recipe that stood out to me most, out of many, was her MOCHA CHIA PUDDING. While I can’t handle caffeine, I’m still obsessed with coffee flavored drinks and baked goods. And when you add chocolate into the mix, things couldn’t be more delicious in my opinion. Now that I have some decaf coffee to play with, I knew this would be a fun and easy recipe to try out. Overnight chia pudding and oatmeal recipes are some of my favorites, as they take minutes to prepare the night before and allow me to wake up to an already prepared breakfast the next morning. Score!
This MOCHA CHIA PUDDING recipe is incredibly easy to make and you can easily adapt the sweetness to your own liking, which I did. I ended up using coconut sugar, since that’s what I had on hand, and I also used decaf coffee and Homemade Oat Milk for the liquid. I topped mine off with a ripe banana, some drippy almond butter and a sprinkling of cacao nibs. This recipe hit the spot! I definitely recommend this recipe and just suggest that you adjust the sweetness to your liking.
Head on over to Debbie’s Blog for this MOCHA CHIA PUDDING recipe!!